Dresden 2017 – wissenschaftliches Programm
CPP 46.4: Vortrag
Mittwoch, 22. März 2017, 15:45–16:00, CHE 91
Direct photo alignment and optical patterning: Controlling molecular thin film growth on the meso-scale — •Linus Pithan1,3, Paul Beyer1, Laura Bogula1, Anton Zykov1, Peter Schäfer1, Jonathan Rawle2, Chris Nicklin2, Andreas Opitz1, and Stefan Kowarik1 — 1Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Physik, Berlin, Germany — 2Diamond Light Source, Didcot, UK — 3ESRF, Grenoble, France
A novel strategy for direct photoalignment of molecular materials using optothermal re-orientation is introduced. We show that it is possible to fabricate anisotropic and photolithographically patterned organic molecular thin films based on light-directed molecular self-assembly (LDSA).
Growing tetracene thin films via LDSA on amorphous silica, we employ 532 nm laser illumination, which matches the lower Davydov absorption band, to induce preferential orientations of molecular crystal grains. Based on grazing incidence X-ray diffraction (GIXD) as well as optical spectroscopy we determine a threshold laser power for azimuthal alignment. The patterning and polarized light emission that is possible with LDSA is important for applications such as polarized organic light emitting diodes or photonic metasurfaces.
 L. Pithan et. al. Adv. Mater. doi:10.1002/adma.201604382